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Inside SaaS (Feb 26th, 2019)

Google Grammar / Xbox on Windows / Adobe Fixes Speaker-Breaking Glitch

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1. Google is bringing its machine-translation grammar checker to all G Suite customers, after previously only offering the service to Enterprise customers. The grammar checker uses the same AI-based translation coding as Google Translate, which is meant to effectively translate sentences from one language to another. As The Verge noted, although the checker is only available to G Suite customers, Google's introduction of the product to a wider audience could hint at a Google Docs integration in the future. —THE VERGE 


2. Microsoft could be preparing to add support for Xbox One Games on Windows 10, after Microsoft asked Windows Insider participants to test out installing and playing an Xbox game, State of Decay, on their PCs. Traditionally, Microsoft's Xbox One exclusive titles aren't available on the Microsoft-owned Windows operating system, but this recent test could foreshadow a change in direction for the company. As Thurrott's Brad Sams pointed out, the version of State of Decay that Insider participants were offered didn't appear to be a PC port of the game, but rather seemed to be the original Xbox version. —THURROTT


3. Adobe says it has patched the bug in Adobe Premiere CC that caused a loud and distorted sound to be played, blowing out the speakers on Macbook ProsAfter multiple customers reported the issue, Adobe acknowledged that it was indeed a bug on their end, and fixed the issue in the 13.0.3 patch. The glitch can be heard in the video below. —THE VERGE 


4. Video conferencing startup Zoom is planning to go public this year, possibly as soon as April, according to a report from Business InsiderZoom, which has been valued at $1 billion, has reportedly confidentially filed for an IPO with the SEC, and could file its S-1 before the end of March, according to Business Insider. Last year, Reuters reported that Zoom had chosen Morgan Stanley to lead the IPO. —TECH CRUNCH  


5. After Dropbox's Q4 report exceeded expectations, D.M. Martins Research is optimistic about the stock's future. —SEEKING ALPHA 

6. Following Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway's $2.1 million sale of Oracle stock last year, Buffett said he "didn’t understand the business" and he doesn't "understand exactly where the cloud is going." —YAHOO FINANCE 

7. Google integrated the Ontology blockchain platform into its Google Cloud service, allowing customers to make use of Ontology's smart contract capabilities. —INVEST IN BLOCKCHAIN 

8. The Motley Fool's Tim Beyers created an "innovation test" to quantify innovation within "complex product(s) with rule-breaking potential." After applying the test to Workday, he concluded that the company shows promising potential with its upcoming projects, but has some room to improve in terms of revenue compared to R&D costs. —THE MOTLEY FOOL 

9. Slack is updating its new, slightly-controversial homescreen logo for Android and iOS with a new background. —9 TO 5 GOOGLE 

10. Shopify is quickly growing, and that momentum might not let up anytime soon, says The Motley Fool's Matthew Cochrane. —THE MOTLEY FOOL 


Written and curated by Sean Wolfe. He is a tech reporter based in Brooklyn, New York, and has previously worked at Business Insider and GIE Media. Follow him on Twitter at @seanthomaswolfe.

Editing team: Managing editor Kim Lyons, a Pittsburgh-based journalist with recent bylines in the NYTimes and Columbia Journalism Review and editor Susmita Baral with recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz.


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